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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What organization is holding the event that Suu Kyi wants people to act upon her request?
(a) The Burmese Tribunal.
(b) The Burmese Government.
(c) The International Court of Justice.
(d) The United Nations General Assembly.
2. In Suu Kyi's undated letter to the United Nations, she states that "those who embrace the cause of human rights...
(a) ...will prevail against a rule that does not justly serve the people."
(b) ...reject the imposition of the will of the dominant faction."
(c) ...do not recognize an illegitimate government that does not uphold these rights."
(d) ...will seek justice from those who are violating the rights of the populace."
3. Why was Aung san Su Kyi awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991?
(a) For her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights.
(b) She has done the best work for the fraternity between nations.
(c) For the reduction of standing armies.
(d) For the holding and promotion of peace congresses.
4. According to Ma Than E, when Suu Kyi was in Algiers, what was she more interested in than attending the parties to which she was invited?
(a) The struggle for independence.
(d) The history of Algiers.
5. What did the Nobel Peace Prize committee conclude about Aung San Suu Kyi?
(a) That she is a force for peace.
(b) That she is a person of high character and a true leader.
(c) That she was one of the greatest examples of civic courage in Asia in decades.
(d) That she stands head and shoulders above most leaders of the people.
6. In an interview with Dominic Falder on AsiaWeek in July 1989, what is Suu Kyi's response to the question, "what would happen after the elections, if there were elections?"
(a) "The NLD would win by a landslide."
(b) "We don't know. This is the problem."
(c) "We shall see if justice would be served."
(d) "We would never have an election."
7. In her essay, how does Ann Pasternak Slater describe Suu Kyi?
(a) As an opportunist.
(b) As a talented, self-disciplined woman.
(c) As a very humble woman.
(d) As a courageous woman.
8. According to Ann Pasternak Slater, what is one of Suu Kyi's talents?
(a) She is a talented artist.
(b) She has a beautiful singing voice.
(c) She is a fantastic swimmer.
(d) She is a seamstress.
9. According to Suu Kyi in her speech on December 3, 1988, for what do the people of Burma have a responsibility?
(a) For remaining steadfast in trying times.
(b) For monitoring their own conduct.
(c) For following the course for democracy.
(d) For the welfare of their country.
10. What other organizations has Suu Kyi made appeals about the violation of human rights in Burma?
(a) Commonweath of Nations and No Peace Without Justice.
(b) Amnesty International and the National Commission of Jurists.
(c) Human Rights Watch and Genocide Watch.
(d) Internation Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance and the Lautaro Lodge.
11. What was the Nobel Peace Prize committee's comments on the 1991 election in Burma?
(a) Some of the populace was denied their vote at the polling place.
(b) The military regime had ignored the election results.
(c) There should be a re-count of the ballots.
(d) That the election was unfair.
12. What was the Burmese government's initial approach toward Suu Kyi and her supporters mentioned in Josef Silverstein's essay?
(a) The government collected dossiers on Suu Kyi and her supporters.
(b) The government monitored Suu Kyi's movements.
(c) The government warned people to stay away from her rallies.
(d) They disregarded the events because they thought the movement would not take hold in Burma.
13. What does Aung San Suu Kyi mean by courage in her speech delivered at a pagoda in Myitkyina, Kachin State on April 27, 1989?
(a) Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.
(b) To do what is one's right even while afraid.
(c) To remain steadfast in the face of adversity.
(d) To leave the familiar to embrace the new, yet unknown.
14. What was significant when the Nobel Peace Prize committee made their determination for Suu Kyi to win the award?
(a) Having the respect of the global community.
(b) Her commitment to non-violent resistance.
(c) She was the first person from Burma to win this prestigious award.
(d) Her phenominal progress in a short amount of time.
15. How did Aung San Suu Kyi travel when she describes the events in her letter to the editor dated January 21, 1989?
(a) By car.
(b) On foot.
(c) By boat.
(d) By ox-cart.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who escorts Suu Kyi to the event she describes in her letter to the editor dated January 21, 1989?
2. According to Suu Kyi in her undated letter to the United Nations, for what offenses are political prisoners being held?
3. According to Suu Kyi, in her speech on December 3, 1988, would the life expectancy be of the Burmese people in a democracy?
4. What did the Nobel Peace Prize committee determine about Suu Kyi when they selected her for the award?
5. What about Aung San Suu Kyi's personal characteristics exalted her to become the spokesperson for the democratic movement in Burma, according to Josef Silverstein?
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